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Testing Flash Drives - How Long Will They Last? How Close to Failure Are They? and More Questions

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Last Modified: 2020-12-09
I'm always a little scared using a flash drive versus a disk.
Should I be?
A flash drive is not a disk and I heard horror stories of flash drives completely failing and people being unable to extract ANY data.
Are there any utilities to test flash drives to determine how close they are to end-of-life.
Is there any utility to determine their reliability?
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